Southern Lights Stroll Sets THe Holiday Season In Motion


Run, Walk or Stroll Through Annual Holiday Display in Heart of Horse Country!!!

Lexington, KY (Nov. 13, 2014) - To celebrate the return of the Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., the Southern Lights Stroll will take place on Thursday, Nov. 20. On the only evening of Southern Lights when the public is allowed to experience a major portion of the lighted route on foot, visitors may choose to run, walk or stroll their way through thousands of dazzling holiday lights on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Now in its 13th season, the Southern Lights Stroll has proven popular, from casual walkers and families who bring children and dogs to get photos and see the lights outside of a car, to serious runners who compete in the 5K portion of the Southern Lights Stroll.

John's Run/Walk Shop has donated its services to the competitive 5K race, and awards will be given to winners. Additional activities include complimentary Mini Train Express rides, refreshments, prize drawings and more. A food drive for God's Pantry and a local animal shelter will be held in conjunction with this event. All participants are asked to bring non perishable items to help local families and animals in need.

Advance registration, through Nov. 14, is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 7-12. Walk-up registration on Nov. 20 begins at 5 p.m., and is $25 for adults and $15 for children 7 to 12. There is no charge for children 6 and younger.

The competitive 5K race begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the recreational stroll at 7 p.m.  Check-in is at the park's Visitor Center. The first 750 registered adults receive a free souvenir T-shirt, and the first 350 registered kids receive a free holiday souvenir.

All proceeds from the Southern Lights Stroll support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. The 2014 Shining Star Presenting Sponsor is Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc.; the Holly & Ivy Sponsor is Kerr Brothers Funeral Homes; and, the Ribbons & Bows Sponsors are Central Bank, Kentucky Utilities and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Additional sponsors for the Stroll are John's Run/Walk Shop, the Mini Train Express, Pepsi, and SafetyTec.

Information on Southern Lights can be obtained by contacting the KHP Foundation at 859- 255-5727 or at, or by visiting or